Historical Events in February 2007

  • Feb 3 A Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.

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Feb 4 Super Bowl XLI: Indianapolis Colts beat Chicago Bears, 29-17 at the Dolphin Stadium MVP: Peyton Manning, Indianapolis, QB

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback
Peyton Manning
  • Feb 8 57th Berlin International Film Festival: "Tuya's Marriage" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 10 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 31-28
  • Feb 11 A national referendum in Portugal legalises non-therapeutic abortion when requested by the woman during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy.

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Feb 11 49th Grammy Awards: Not Ready To Make Nice, Carrie Underwood wins

  • Feb 11 60th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Queen" Best Film, Paul Greengrass Best Director
  • Feb 12 A gunman opens fire in a mall in Salt Lake City, killing 5 people in the Trolley Square shooting.

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Feb 12 Marty Schottenheimer is abruptly fired as head coach of the San Diego Chargers due to lack of playoff success and a strained relationship with ownership

  • Feb 13 Taiwan opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou resigns as the chairman of the Kuomintang party after being indicted by the Taiwan High Prosecutors Office on charges of embezzlement during his tenure as the mayor of Taipei; Ma also announces his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election.
  • Feb 18 56th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 153-132 at Las Vegas
  • Feb 18 49th Daytona 500: Kevin Harvick wins (149.333 MPH)
  • Feb 19 Three Salvadoran deputies to the Central American Parliament and their driver are murdered in Guatemala.
  • Feb 21 Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi resigns from office. His resignation is rejected by the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano.
  • Feb 23 Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.
  • Feb 23 A train derails on an evening express service near Grayrigg, Cumbria, England, killing one person and injuring 22. This results in hundreds of points being checked over the UK after a few similar accidents.
  • Feb 24 27th Golden Raspberry Awards: Basic Instinct 2 wins

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Feb 25 79th Academy Awards: "The Departed", Forest Whitaker & Helen Mirren win

Film Director Martin Scorsese
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Martin Scorsese
  • Feb 27 The general strike against Lansana Conté in Guinea ends.
  • Feb 27 The Chinese Correction: the Shanghai Stock Exchange falls 9%, the largest drop in 10 years.

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Feb 27 Mark Messier's #11 jersey is retired by the Edmonton Oilers

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • Feb 28 Jupiter flyby of the New Horizons Pluto-observer spacecraft.